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Kansas Stories: Jaime

“My name is Jaime, and I am the father and provider of my home. I have three children and I live with my wife in Kansas City, Kansas. We are a united family and take great care of each other. Family is everything to me; I long to live to see my children grow up […]

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Kansas Stories: Marlon

Marlon is from Kansas City, Kansas. Here is his story: “I haven’t had insurance in about 5 years. I used to be a normal, healthy guy. Now I’m almost bedridden. It’s a horrible experience. “I’ve had strokes and my kidneys shut down on me. I go back to the hospital constantly with high blood pressure […]

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Letter to Advocates: Wear Your 8-in-10 Shirts

April 2022 Dear Fellow Advocates of Medicaid Expansion in Kansas, Like you, I am deeply concerned for the 150,000+ individuals that need and will greatly benefit from Medicaid expansion by our state legislators. I am frustrated that they are not listening to the voices that have so eloquently articulated the health, economic and moral reasons […]

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Kansas Stories: Vincent

“When I was working I had United Healthcare, then I got sick and lost my insurance. I inherited diabetes and heart disease from my family and after the age of 50 I really started going downhill. “It became really hard to work until I finally had surgery on my pancreas and 11 kidney stones. I […]

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Kansas Stories: Donna

Donna lives in Colby, KS. She’s a proud mom; though all of her children are grown, she loves talking about them. She is also divorced and a cancer patient. She worked as a para in her children’s school district until 2015. After that, she worked managing her father’s business. Donna was uninsured from 2016 – […]

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Kansas Stories: Jim

Jim is from Wichita and he’s uninsured right now. He did have insurance a while ago as a seasonal employee, but he’s since lost it after that job ended. Getting health insurance is simply out of his means right now. Everything is too expensive for him. Jim is a farmer and spends most of his […]

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Kansas Stories: David

David had a fever several years ago and has experienced health problems ever since. He isn’t able to get help for his diabetes and neuropathy and he also suffers from knee and back problems. He has trouble walking or being on his feet for long, so he has struggled to maintain a job. “I have […]

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Kansas Stories: Tonya Dresher

“My hairdresser, who is 40 years old, mentioned to me a few weeks ago she has never had a mammogram and her last pap smear was after her son was born, about 11 years ago. She is also obese and is having what sounds like hypertension. When I asked her about insurance coverage, she stated […]

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